Upside Down Dance Academy welcomes Beast Mode Squad, USD Squad and Rookies as part of our Youth dance company.
Rookies is a dance group for children and young people from age 6 to 17 years old that correspond to their level. Rookies focus on building confidence and learning street, urban and cultural dance foundations, vocabulary and techniques. They perform at various local events and make monthly dance videos.
Only Rookies members can evolve to USD Squad, we train all our students until they are ready to join our dance groups. We do not run dance auditions and we do not recruit students that we have not trained as we aim to maintain our French Touch & European and American dance standards. Every student must start at Rookie Level and build their way up to be considered to join one of our dance groups.
Beast Mode Squad and USD Squad are catalyst for restructuring and rebuilding youth street dance training not only for Upside Down Dance academy but for London, Kent areas and the UK. Both dance groups are designed for young dancers eager to improve their dance style, skills and technique which will allow them to unleash their full potential during local, regional and international performances or competitions. This will contribute in creating new talents and give the support needed for young people to build leadership and interpersonal skills, follow their dreams, vocations or plan their future careers.
Rookies under 16 who are showing a positive attitude, strong potential and skills in any of the dance styles we do will be joining USD Squad. Students who have reached Idol level under 14 years old and young people from 15 to 25 years old who have reached Idol or Star level will be joining Beast Mode Squad. The company is set up with a professional standard which will require students to train various time each week, in a program tailor made for the needs of the company members. Crew members will perform and participate in festivals, competitions, theatre pieces, concept videos with established choreographers and related industry events. Each dance crews will perform at the end of each year in Upside Down Dance academy showcase (Christmas show).
What are the benefits to joining the company? What is the difference between USD Squad and Beast Mode Squad?
USD Squad members receive intensive training at Idol level in multiple forms of dance, which include Hip hop, House, Krump, Locking, Popping, Lite feet, Breakdance, Stepping, Afrobeat, dancehall, physical theatre, the art of freestyle and more.
Upside Down Dance Youth Company offer the opportunity to all children (from 6 years old) and young people of all levels to access Hip Hop dance education as well as exploring other cultural street dance styles taught by the best teachers in the UK and finest dancers and choreographers worldwide.
Upside Down Dance Academy offers a range of activity to support Kids and Teens development by:
• Building confidence
• Nurturing personal, social and emotional development
• Inspiring creativity
• Supporting physical development
• Encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle
• Empowering talent
• Developing passion, aspiration and vocations
Beast Mode Squad members receive intensive training at Star level in multiple forms of street dance, which include Hip Hop, popping, locking, stepping, Krump, Lite feet, Waacking, Voguing, breakdance, as well as Afrobeats, Azonto, Coupé Décalé, Dancehall and Kuduro to name a few. They will also get trained in physical theatre and experimental dance.
We strive to improve the quality of Street Dance in the UK not just to create good dancers, but to help develop and promote unique talented dancers!!! Our goal is to be the first UK youth dance company who can perform, battle and win against other international youth dance groups in other countries.
Our team is composed of accomplished choreographers, teachers, coach and international mentors to guide students and teachers through their journey in achieving their goals. Our instructors are actively involved in performing arts and the commercial industry; backed by Upside Down Dance academy name and network, a company rising at the heart of the dance world.